This week, we spotlight our first-grader Rafail who has been at ISR since Kindergarten. “Rafail is a student full of energy and an amazing athlete, in particular a great soccer player, always positive and friendly and ready to take on the challenge of games against older players”, says his soccer coach Mr. Baumann.
Yesterday, the “DELF Scolaire” diploma ceremony was held at ISR. In 2019, 26 students from our school obtained this French language certificate from level A1 to level B2. Also, for the first time at ISR, three Grade 12 students passed the very prestigious and challenging DELF B2, the highest level achievable for a foreign student before university, that also exempts its bearer from any linguistic test for entry to French universities.
Julia, Grade 5, hast been at ISR since Grade 3. She is a great soccer player and her former coach Mr. Baumann says she was one of the best female players he ever had. Her teacher Mr. Foy says; "Watching Julia play in my Gaelic Football club I see that she sets about everything in her life with the same passion, tenacity, and bravery.
This week we would like to spotlight our 6th Grade student, Mehul, who has been at ISR since Grade 4. His teacher Ms. Brand says: “Mehul is a very dedicated and conscientious student who is an excellent role model and a high-achiever. Mehul works extremely hard and is highly motivated.
It is always a great pleasure to see again students coming from near and far at the annual ISR Alumni Reception that was held on Wednesday, December 18. Among them were students who since leaving ISR graduated from Cambridge and are currently working on their Ph.D., a student who currently studies at Wharton Business School (part of UPenn, an Ivy League university in the US), and also students studying in Germany, Spain, the Netherlands, as well as other UK and US universities.
This week, we like to feature the “Big Brother” of ISR, Tim, Grade 11. Tim has been at ISR since Kindergarten and surely knows his way around our school. His teachers, current and former, find it is very special to follow a student for so long and all agree that Tim has certainly matured a lot over the past few years.
Another wonderful series of our beloved ISR winter concerts today came to an end with the last concert from Middle School. Our students, and in particular our music teachers Ms. Bucher, Ms. Gander, and Mr. Foy, have all been working very hard over the last few months to make this a success and the results were truly amazing!